D6:EU is a new cultural NGO based in Cyprus, developing new opportunities for artists and cultural collaborations in Cyprus, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. With an expertise in visual arts practice which supports social and environmental justice, we collaborate with artists, communities and policy makers in valuing the role of the arts as the fouth pillar of sustainable development.
Emerging from a this global pandemic, Europe faces growing social inequalities, diverse populations, populism, radicalisation and other threats. Culture is a vital aspect of building social cohesion. Through the arts we can communicate across languages and cultures, build confidence, reveal perspectives on heritage and better understand the impact of climate change on our communities.
The European Commission has called for an “innovative and aesthetic” approach to fully realize the European Green Deal in people’s lives. The New European Bauhaus calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls. At local levels nations, cities and neighbourhoods have developed ambitious strategies to reduce carbon footprints, minimise waste and develop cultures of sustainability.
The time is right for the cultural sector to contribute to solutions for the good of our people and our planet and to understand the role we have in supporting sustainable development through our practice and as a form of local advocacy.
As cultural producers, D6EU is ready to play its part. Come journey with us….
What role for Culture?
D6:EU founder Clymene Christoforou writes about the need for urgent action to avert the climate crisis, making the case for the role of culture in building social cohesion and environmental consciousness. Read the article here.
Emergency, Influence and Practice
With cultural, environmental and community experts, this series of dialogues explores how the arts can tackle the climate crisis, with a focus on action you and your organisations can take. Find out more here.